Carroll police announce sobriety checkpoint Friday

Carroll County police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in the 2200 block of Hanover Pike in Hampstead, according to a Carroll County Sheriff's Office news release.

The checkpoint, designed to reduce the number of impaired and intoxicated drivers on county roadways, will be operated by officers from the Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police, Westminster, Sykesville, and Hampstead police departments.

Funded by a grant through Checkpoint Strikeforce, the checkpoint will be well marked and operated by uniformed law enforcement personnel, according to the release.

A briefing will be held at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office northern office in Hampstead at 10:30 p.m. with the checkpoint immediately following.

Any residents with questions are asked to contact Lt. Pat Fisher at 410-386-5900.

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